The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Regional garbage bag tag price increases on May 1

WHITBY, ON April 14, 2014 – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to advise residents that the price of Regional garbage bag tags, for waste over the bi-weekly limit, will be increasing from $1.50 per tag to $2.50 per tag. This does not apply to Oshawa and Whitby residents.


The change is effective May 1.


Residents of Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Pickering, Scugog and Uxbridge who currently receive curbside collection services from the Region of Durham will be affected by the increase. This price change does not apply to Oshawa and Whitby residents, as the City of Oshawa and the Town of Whitby sell their own garbage bag tags.

A list of bag tag purchase locations in all local municipalities can be found at


This change reflects the Region’s effort to encourage maximum participation in the Blue Box Recycling and Green Bin Composting programs.


For more information on waste management in Durham Region, visit

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